2022 Finalists

Explore the 60 shortlisted entries, highlighting Europe's most amazing organisations, individuals, projects and programs in Entrepreneurship and Engagement


Entrepreneurial University of the Year

Institutional-level

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

From enterprising roots to a globally connected forest of ideas.

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CATEGORY WINNER

Universitat Politècnica de València

Transforming ideas into high-impact startups since 1992

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1st RUNNER-UP

IESE Business School

A school founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs

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2nd RUNNER-UP

EHL Hospitality Business School

EHL’s Innovative Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: Breeding the Hospitality Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow

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Finalist

University of Coimbra

Transforming innovative ideas into viable, successful and sustainable projects!

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Finalist

Young Entrepreneurial University of the Year

Institutional-level

Universidade NOVA Lisboa

Fostering a knowledge-based and high-impact innovation ecosystem.

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CATEGORY WINNER

Stuttgart Media University

Vision 100% accomplished: Entrepreneurship for every single student!

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1st RUNNER-UP

St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

We contribute to society as an engaged and entrepreneurial university!

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2nd RUNNER-UP

UC Leuven-Limburg

UCLL, home of the Moving Minds.

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Finalist

GEA College

Entreprenurship is the future!

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Engaged University of the Year

Institutional-level

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Acts “glocal” through leadership and excellence in educaƟon and research

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CATEGORY WINNER

University of Rijeka

The University that Expands the New Horizons

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1st RUNNER-UP

Manchester Metropolitan University

A new kind of partnership: co-designed, co-delivered, co-assessed and co-evaluated.

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2nd RUNNER-UP

Kozminski University

Kozminski University – A New School for a New World!

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Finalist

School of Engineering, Jönköping University

Collaboration that matters

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Female Entrepreneurial Leader of the Year

Individual-level

Kathryn Cormican

I think I can, I think I can, I know I can, I know I can: Building self-efficacy in engineering

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CATEGORY WINNER

Montserrat Antonin

Disruption as a philosophy. Intrapreneurship as a value

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1st RUNNER-UP

Katja Kraškovic

Entreprenurship is the future!

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2nd RUNNER-UP

Gordana Nikolić

A leader is worth as much as the people who follow him

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Finalist

Maria Saiz-Santos

ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVISIM

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Male Entrepreneurial Leader of the Year

Individual-level

Peter Schmieder

The Best of Both Worlds - German Invention and Silicon Valley Mindset

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CATEGORY WINNER

Brian P. Rüeger

Where science and business create value and many new jobs.

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1st RUNNER-UP

Simone Ferriani

Tell me, and I will listen; Teach me, and I’ll remember; Involve me, and I will learn.

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2nd RUNNER-UP

Josep Pique

Supporting the development of Ecosystems of Innovation around the World

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Finalist

Ahmed Onsy

MELHE (Multifaceted Entrepreneurial Leadership in Higher Education)

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Finalist

Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year

Individual-level

Joanne Zhang

Empowering student social entrepreneurs and investors from diverse backgrounds.

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CATEGORY WINNER

Nikolaus Franke

Making the Schumpeter country an entrepreneurial society again

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1st RUNNER-UP

Blaise Crettol

Business eXperience, nobody’s perfect but a team can be!

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2nd RUNNER-UP

Simon Best

Developing the Enterprising, Entrepreneurial and Innovative character of our students

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Finalist

Oscarina Conceição

Creating value through "funny" education!

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Finalist

Fast Forward Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year

Individual-level

Lisa Ryan

Educate to Innovate Growing and Sustaining Agri- Food Entrepreneurship

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CATEGORY WINNER

Francisco-Jose Molina-Castillo

EUREKA!. An entrepreneurial methodology for product innovation.

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1st RUNNER-UP

Jens Haarmann

From surgery observations to investor pitches in 2.5 weeks

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2nd RUNNER-UP

Deirdre McGillicuddy

Flourish – Nurturing Community, Wellbeing, Creativity & Leadership in Education

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Finalist

Sahra Schnekker

Soft skills make strong Entrepreneurs & Intrapreneurs

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Innovation and Collaboration Space of the Year

Various levels

TU/e innovation Space

Leading in learning innovation: from dream to demo to impact

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CATEGORY WINNER

Link By UMA

The connecting space between university talent and the entrepreneurial ecosystem

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1st RUNNER-UP

IMM Labs

Closing the gap between science and business

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2nd RUNNER-UP

Innovation & Analytics Lab

A ROOM AFFECTING WHAT WE DO AND HOW WE FEEL

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Finalist

Virtual innovation and collaboration space

Better together: The benefits of co-creating in an innovative and collaborative space.

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Finalist

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support of the Year

Various levels

SETsquared

Transforming research and ideas into thriving business through world-leading support

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CATEGORY WINNER

The Centre for Enterprise

Small Businesses – Big Impact!

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1st RUNNER-UP

SME Productivity & Innovation Centre

Driving performance, growth and innovation in established SMEs

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2nd RUNNER-UP

Haddad Entrepreneurship Institute

Embedding entrepreneurship in the DNA of the new Generation.

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Finalist

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Coventry University, UK

Creating better futures for all

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program of the Year

Various levels

The E4Impact MBA for job creators

An MBA for job creators, not for job seekers.

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CATEGORY WINNER

Eli Harari Award programme

Entrepreneurship 2D – innovating through the properties and potential of graphene

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1st RUNNER-UP

Student Inc.

A universal student accelerator programme where magic happens

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2nd RUNNER-UP

RCSI Student Innovation Challenge

Empowering students to develop solutions to real life healthcare problems.

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Finalist

Challenge@Polito

Entrepreneurship grows here

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Finalist

Community Engagement Initiative of the Year

Project-level

VU thematic initiative

A Thematic Approach to Address Complex Societal Problems: A-Win-Win-Win Situation!

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CATEGORY WINNER

SAS STEP INITIATIVE: RE-SKILLING FOR EMPLOYMENT IN THE POST-PANDEMIC WORLD

University of Bradford and SAS – SAS STEP programme UK and Ireland

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1st RUNNER-UP

IngénieuxSud - a service learning course

Northern-Southern students acting together for a sustainable and fair world.

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2nd RUNNER-UP

Applied Curricula in Technology for East Africa

Applied industrial engineering for increased local employability

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Finalist

Cork Learning Neighbourhoods: Adult Continuing Education, University College Cork

Empowering communities through lifelong learning

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Finalist

Triple Helix Collaboration of the Year (at least 2 triple helix actors)

Project-level

Start for Future

Start your Future, Your Way!

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CATEGORY WINNER

Gruendermotor - Next Generation Mittelstand

Next Generation Mittelstand

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1st RUNNER-UP

EIT Climate-KIC Hub Malta & EIT Urban Mobility RIS HUB Malta

Co-creating the Future in Quadruple Helix Innovation Systems: A Community College for All

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2nd RUNNER-UP

CL995: Industrial Design and Construction

Building Future Engineers: Not Just the Structures They Create.

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Finalist

KVIST

Linking academia and SMEs in the forest and wood industry

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Finalist

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